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Schlegelite Mineral Data

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General Schlegelite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Bi7O4(MoO4)2(AsO4)3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,227.18 gm
   Calcium      0.04 %  Ca    0.05 % CaO
   Vanadium     0.11 %  V     0.20 % V2O5
   Bismuth     63.62 %  Bi   70.92 % Bi2O3
   Molybdenum   8.18 %  Mo   12.28 % MoO3
   Arsenic     10.13 %  As   15.53 % As2O5
   Phosphorus   0.22 %  P     0.51 % P2O5
   Lead         0.47 %  Pb    0.50 % PbO
   Oxygen      17.23 %  O
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              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Bi6.78Pb0.05Ca0.02O3.51(MoO4)1.9(PO4)0.16(VO4)0.05(AsO4)3.01
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral formed from oxidation of primary sulfide ores.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Mine dumps of the Pucher Shaft, Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Fritz Schlegel, a dedicated mineral collector.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2003-051